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Police Blotter: Three arrested in connection with Flushing, CP car thefts

FLUSHING — Three men were arrested on charges of attempting to steal cars in Flushing and College Point within a 24-hour period, police said.

All three arrests occurred on Saturday and Sunday, police said.

Albert Cuadrado, 28, of Jackson Heights was arrested near 164th Street and Booth Memorial Avenue, police said.

Michael Farrintino, 44, of East Elmhurst was arrested near Downing Street and 32nd Avenue, police said.

Syandie Sandford, 23, of Flushing was arrested near the intersection of 18th Avenue and 118th Street, police reported.

The three arrests were unusually high for the 109th Precinct, which often goes a week without an arrest for car thefts, said Police Officer Frank Devereaux of the 109th Precinct’s Community Affairs Division.

Infant at day care center dead after being found unconscious

FLUSHING - A 3-month-old girl was pronounced dead after workers at The Little Swan Kindergarten Day Care Center in Flushing found her unconscious in a crib, police said. Hong Jin, the owner of the 46-23 Union St. center, performed CPR on Tiffany Liang as her daughter called 911, police said.

Liang, of 47-45 Parsons Blvd. in Flushing, was then taken to Flushing Hospital and pronounced dead on arrival at 11:25 a.m., police said. There were no signs of trauma and the medical examiner was expected to determine the cause of death, police said. Jin declined to comment and the investigation was continuing.

Cops arrest 2 after finding stolen clothing in Flushing

FLUSHING - Two men were arrested after police turned up a large quantity of stolen designer clothing during a search at 104-10 Roosevelt Ave. in Flushing, police said.

Luis Baez, 36, of 58-35 Penrod St. in Corona, and Einstein Rodriguez, 27, of 91-16 34 Ave. in Jackson Heights, were charged last Thursday with criminal possession of stolen property, police said. The investigation was continuing.

Anti-semitic writings reported at Flushing school

FLUSHING - The principal of I.S. 237 at 46-21 Colden St. reported that someone wrote anti-Semitic statements on a classroom blackboard May 22, police said. No arrests were made and the police investigation was continuing.

Man robs Ridgewood bank, walks away with $126

RIDGEWOOD - A man passed a note to a teller demanding money at Banco Popular in Ridgewood about noon Tuesday and walked out with $126 in cash, police said. There were no arrests made after the robbery at the 918 Seneca Ave. bank, police said. The suspect is believed to be a Hispanic man, age 35 to 40, police said. The investigation was continuing.

Queens man among 4 arrested after shoot-out with cops

BROOKLYN - An East Elmhurst man, two Brooklynites, and a Manhattan resident were arrested after an alleged shoot-out with police injured an undercover officer and three of the suspects May 22, police said.

The shoot-out ensued at 301 Sutter Ave. in Brooklyn when undercover police officers were investigating an alleged gun selling operation, police said. During the altercation, an officer was shot in the hand, and one suspect was shot in the back, another in the buttocks, and the last in the arm and leg, police said.

Edward Moultrie, 21, of 23-41 100th St., and the other suspects were charged with attempted murder of a police officer among other charges, police said.

One dead, one wounded in Briarwood shooting

BRIARWOOD - Two black men were shot while they were standing at 87-72 148 St. in Briarwood at 2:24 a.m. Tuesday, leaving one dead and the other in serious condition, police said. Two males approached the victims with a shotgun, killing one with a shot to the back and hitting the other in the groin, officers reported. No arrests were made and the investigation was continuing, police said.

QV police officer suspended after accident, DWI charge

QUEENS VILLAGE - A Queens Village police officer was suspended on charges of driving while intoxicated when her vehicle collided with another Monday night at about 10 p.m., police said. Crystal Pitman is a recruit retention unit officer, but police declined to comment further.

Elmhurst woman dies after stairway tumble

ELMHURST - An Elmhurst woman, 49, reportedly died when she fell down the stairs of a building at 40-81 Denman St., police said. Joseph Perez called police at around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday after his wife, Evett Garcia, fell and she was found bleeding from the nose and mouth, police said. Garcia was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital and pronounced dead on arrival, police said. The investigation was continuing.

Man stabbed in Elmhurst listed in stable condition

ELMHURST - An unidentified man, 58, was stabbed in the neck Tuesday morning in Elmhurst by an unknown assailant or assailants and was listed in stable condition, police said. The victim was stabbed at 81-03 Baxter Ave. about 8:25 a.m. and taken to Elmhurst General Hospital, police said. The investigation was continuing.

Girl allegedly assaults principal at Springfield Gardens High

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS – A 14-year-old girl was arrested at Springfield Gardens High School last Thursday after she allegedly assaulted the principal, a Board of Education spokesman said.

The girl, whose name was not released, allegedly scratched school principal Robert Hickson in the face after he confronted her in a staircase, said Kevin Ortiz a spokesman for the Board of Education.

“There was a problem in the classroom where the student threw a water bottle at the teacher,” he said. “The principal confronted the student in the stairwell and asked her to come to his office with him.”

The girl was placed in foster care with the Administration for Children’s Services, and faces third-degree assault charges. She has been placed on superintendent’s suspension for five to 10 days, Ortiz said.

Gunmen force S. Ozone Park man to withdraw ATM funds

SOUTH OZONE PARK - Two men allegedly used a gun to rob another man by forcing him to withdraw money from his bank account through automated teller machines, police said.

Two men allegedly forced another man, 36, into his car at 111th Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard about 3 a.m. May 22, where they duct taped him and drove around to unidentified ATM locations, police said. The victim, who lost an unreported amount of cash, was able to free himself and notify police, officers said.

No arrests were reported.

School safety officer arrested on S. Ozone abuse charge

SOUTH OZONE PARK - Jorge Amador, a school safety officer at PS 151 in Brooklyn, was arrested on charges of allegedly striking his child with a piece of wood at The Home Depot in South Ozone Park, police said. Amador allegedly bruised the child’s rib after the child ran into the parking lot at the store on Monday, police said. Amador was arrested and charged with second-degree assault and child abuse, police said.

Phony cable guy robs man at gunpoint May 22

LAURELTON - A man posing as a cable repairman robbed a Laurelton man of $2,300, police said.

The man, 25, knocked on the door at 145-67 224 St. on May 22, and said he was from the cable company, police said. After leaving, he returned with a gun and bound the victim’s hands and legs while he robbed him, police said.

The investigation was continuing.

Man arrested in connection with shooting in Arverne

ARVERNE - A 20-year-old man was shot three times allegedly by Stewart Charu, 30, Sunday at the corner of Beach 59th Street and Beach Channel Drive in Arverne, police said. Charu, address unknown, was arrested at the Beach 50th Street subway station after the shooting about 9 p.m., police said. Charges against Charu were pending.

Passenger killed in collision Monday in Woodhaven

WOODHAVEN - A Ford van collided with a Nissan at the intersection of Woodhaven Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue in Woodhaven Monday morning, killing one passenger in the back seat of the Nissan, police said. Martin Bajan, 25, was pronounced dead on arrival by emergency services, police said.

Delivery man shot in Far Rockaway, condition stable

FAR ROCKAWAY - A deliveryman was shot on the job Tuesday while making a trip to 22-37 Dix Ave. in Far Rockaway, police said. The unidentified victim, 31, was shot once in the left shoulder and taken to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition, officers said. No arrests were reported and the investigation was continuing.

Middle Village man pleads guilty for role in ’99 murder

KEW GARDENS - A Middle Village man pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree manslaughter for his role in the 1999 murder of Michael Seyfert, 26, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.

The defendant, Richard DiTommaso, 22, of 66-36 75th St., and his friend, Michael Antinuche, lured Seyfert to a Middle Village train yard where Antinuche shot him three times in the back of the head, the DA said. Antinuche, 30, of 70-20 68th St. in Glendale, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in March and was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. The judge presiding over DiTommaso’s case indicated that he would sentence the defendant to eight years, the district attorney said.

Astoria man gets 25 years in child sex abuse case

KEW GARDENS - An Astoria man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping and sodomizing the 11-year-old daughter of his ex-girlfriend in 2000, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. According to the testimony given during trial, Angel Romero, 34, of Astoria Boulevard sexually the abused the girl twice and threatened her life and the life of her family if she told anyone about the incidents.

The victim later reported the abuse to a teacher and Romero was put on trial, the DA said. He was found guilty on May 1 of rape, sodomy, and sexual abuse in the first degree and sentenced Tuesday by Justice Stanley Katz, the DA said.

Police arrest 4 boro residents in Woodside robbery

WOODSIDE - Four Queens residents were arrested on charges of allegedly robbing a 61-year-old woman of her purse, which contained jewelry, on April 8, police said.

The woman was shoved to the ground at 41-30 56th St. in Woodside by two men, who took her belongings and fled the scene, police said.

Steven Garcia, 18, of Sunnyside, Jessie Barbes, 18, and Juan Carlos, 21, both of Woodside, and Sharon Nieves, 19, address unknown, were arrested on May 22 and charged with the robbery plus another unrelated robbery, police said.

Cops arrest 2 after finding stolen clothing in Flushing

FLUSHING - Two men were arrested after police turned up a large quantity of stolen designer clothing during a search at 104-10 Roosevelt Ave. in Flushing, police said.

Luis Baez, 36, of 58-35 Penrod St. in Corona, and Einstein Rodriguez, 27, of 91-16 34 Ave. in Jackson Heights, were charged last Thursday with criminal possession of stolen property, police said. The investigation was continuing.

LIC man shot in arm, listed in good condition

LONG ISLAND CITY - A man was shot once in the arm at 40-07 12th St. allegedly by a 26-year-old man for an unknown reason Friday, police said. The victim, 33, was taken to The Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens and was in good condition, police said. No arrests were made, but the investigation was continuing.

Woman dies after falling from Ditmars building

DITMARS - A Ditmars woman, thought to have fallen from her apartment window at 37-03 23rd Ave., was found unconscious on May 22, on the side of her building, police said. After Emergency Medical Services workers arrived, they pronounced Nelda Morin, 71, dead on arrival, police said.

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